Whether you are preparing to move or happily settled, it’s important to keep an inventory of your household possessions.
An up-to-date home inventory can be invaluable if you need to file an insurance claim with movers or in the event of a burglary, fire, or natural disaster. And the task isn’t nearly as daunting as you may suspect.
A detailed list or spreadsheet is a good start, but today’s technology lets you go further. You can store photos and videos of your belongings with digital copies of purchase receipts on your home computer or an off-site server.
And new software enables you to take pictures directly from your iPhone or Android phone, simultaneously enter the relevant data, and automatically sync with your computer or “cloud” storage site. ...
(Photo by Richard Winchell, via Flickr.)